The Radicalness of Atlas Shrugged

For most people, reading Atlas Shrugged is an unforgettable experience. The story is gripping, involving numerous mysteries and unexpected but logical plot twists. The characters are unique–what other book contains a philosopher turned pirate? And the writing is...

The Appeal of Ayn Rand

February 2 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most controversial and inspiring writers, Ayn Rand. She continues to be wildly popular among the young: some 14,000 high school students per year submit entries to essay contests on her...

The Appeal of Ayn Rand

October 10 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the greatest work of one of America’s most controversial and inspiring writers: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Rand’s novels continue to be wildly popular among the young. Some 22,000 high school and college...

America Bows to Islam

Europeans are all too well acquainted with the fear of criticizing Islam. To cite just a few of depressingly many examples: a painter, Rashid Ben Ali, is forced into hiding after one of his shows “featured satirical work critical of Islamic militant’s...

To Outsource or to Stagnate?

A free society requires and rewards individuals who are active-minded, forward-looking, keen to better themselves. A society moving towards state control of the economy requires and rewards individuals who want tranquility, passivity, lethargy. In the debate about the...

Diverting the Blame for September 11th

The squabbling and finger-pointing surrounding the 9/11 commission only serve to obscure the fundamental lesson of that horrific day. Whatever errors or incompetence on the part of a particular individual or intelligence agency, what made September 11 possible was a...